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The new JBLs are decent, but old school JBLs are probably only rivaled by the new Bose...
Wow, that's harsh. I don't think they could really suck that badly, although most of the good JBL stuff I've heard was fairly new so maybe...
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JBL is pretty good... consumer grade stuff. So is Infinity, which is made by the same company. Definitely better than Bose... but Bose holds the market on the little cubes, which is more of a convenience thing if you ask me.
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Oh man, I love Infinity... They're seriously made by the same company? I did not know that.

In case you wanted to know though, JBL makes professional audio too.
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My 2 cent:

I have a XFI Fatal1ty, Sennheiser HD555 headphones and the Logitech Z5500 surround sound set.

Personally for gaming, I prefer the headphones, even though the sound from the Z5500 and its mahoosive sub is amazing, nothing i've heard yet can beat the ear bleeding clarity of the HD555's. I try to spend as little time as possible in front of my computer without them on, and for games, with CMSS-3D turned I personally find they work better for surround sound in games then the 5.1 speaker setup.
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My 2 cent:

I have a XFI Fatal1ty, Sennheiser HD555 headphones and the Logitech Z5500 surround sound set.

Personally for gaming, I prefer the headphones, even though the sound from the Z5500 and its mahoosive sub is amazing, nothing i've heard yet can beat the ear bleeding clarity of the HD555's. I try to spend as little time as possible in front of my computer without them on, and for games, with CMSS-3D turned I personally find they work better for surround sound in games then the 5.1 speaker setup.

yep, headphones are much better for gaming. My logitech 5.1 actually got sold from unuse after I got a pair of Senn HD595's
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My 2 cent:

I have a XFI Fatal1ty, Sennheiser HD555 headphones and the Logitech Z5500 surround sound set.

Personally for gaming, I prefer the headphones, even though the sound from the Z5500 and its mahoosive sub is amazing, nothing i've heard yet can beat the ear bleeding clarity of the HD555's. I try to spend as little time as possible in front of my computer without them on, and for games, with CMSS-3D turned I personally find they work better for surround sound in games then the 5.1 speaker setup.
And HD555s aren't even high end headphones.
post #88 of 102
dude, like it said shure ear phones are 1338 not 1337 but 1338.

as for audio goes. in my car the JL audio is 1338, infinity sub woofers is nothing compared to my JL audios, but then again this is about computer audio,

like i said, cambridge sound works and boston acoustics are the best when it comes to acoustic sound. i find mostly that older jbl stuff is some times better than new ones, but that depends on the models. jbl is one of the best you can get on the average consumer basis. logitec is good but i would say the jbl's are better, logitech isn't known for speakers anyways. they're for accessories. if you want better you need to come to the enthusiast basis, now we get in to east acoustic works, and cambridge sound works. dont' go to best buy to get some 1337 speakers, goto a place like sound advice or such. but i don't recommend buyig from them because they are super expensive, but go there to test and hear the speakers.

jl audio does make some home based subwoofers with amps in one. and they sound pretty good, and they can shake your whole house if you get a w7
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harmon karmon is also 1337.5 lol
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if you want to spend about twice your money, 600-650...try this 5 channel + sub surround sound speaker system.. its called Athena Micra6 and its pretty nice..I have it myself and am satisified with it, even comes with wall mount hardware to hang them up on wall.
http://www.athenaspeakers.com/micra6tech.htm
..spent a little more then 300 bucks on the speakers and paired it with an HTR-5740 yamaha receiver about 650 total...sound aint so bad..subwoofer is ,, I would say loud enough...and both of these...definetly worth the money.. wiring will cost extra.. depending on what kind you buy...cheap or expensive..this is more of a low end type of system..if you want high quality hifi you gotta spend thousands..and no im not talking about bose...and their commercials with the whole "the most respected name in sound" crap that they say..you can definetly get a better system together for the 2 grand youll spend on a bose system...something like klipsch, polk audio and a higher end athena setup. paired with a harmon kardon, yamaha, or onkyo receiver...youll get good range of sound that definetly will blow any bose deal away, its not all that complicated.

also have sennheiser HD600s that cost me 300 bucks, same as the whole speaker system, excluding the receiver..and I am amazed at the deal I got for those speakers (athena)....but the headphones do sound excellent and are extrodinarily comfortable, sometimes I forget Im wearing them, I am also satisfied with them...but definetly the headphones are pretty damn expensive, not for everyone..specially if you dont have a nice headphone amp or receiver to get their full potential.
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